Archive for Materials

80 percent of the matter in the universe is dark matter. Researchers from institutions including Texas A&M are studying germanium (Ge) to develop technology that can detect dark matter. Texas A&M University researchers are part of an international collaborative project studying germanium fo…


With nearly 40 sections worldwide, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) now has a home at Texas A&M University. The idea came to light when students working with faculty members in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering began meeting on a regular basis. “The resea…


Benjamin Young, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University was selected to receive a 2017 fellowship from the International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology, an affiliate society of the American Society of Metals. Yo…


Four Texas A&M University College of Engineering faculty members attended a reception on March 6 by Governor Greg Abbott in Austin. The reception honored the researchers recruited through the Governor's University Research Initiative program (GURI).


Renowned scholar Dr. George M. Pharr IV has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as part of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), which is aimed at bringing the best and brightest researchers in the world to Texas. “Dr. Pharr has pio…


The Polymer Nanocomposites Laboratory at Texas A&M University, directed by Dr. Jaime Grunlan, is working with scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory to reduce or eliminate arc faults and corrosion in solar cells. Corrosion in photovoltaic cells, which convert light into electricity, can …


Dr. Ankit Srivastava, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious Doctoral New Investigator Grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant provides start-up funds of $110…


A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has partnered with higher education institutions from across the southern United States to form the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran- SET), a research consortium funded by the …


Dr. Patrick Shamberger, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the New Materials Educator Award from the materials division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Shamberger, who is also …


Recent advancements in automotive, aerospace and power generation industries have inspired materials scientists to engineer innovative materials. Ceramic metal composites, or cermets, are an example of a new and improved class of materials that can enhance transportation and energy conversion techno…


Jun Kyun Oh, a doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented his graduate research to PepsiCo, Inc.’s research and development professionals at Journey Through Science Day. The event, which was hosted by the New York Academy of Scienc…


Bolon (right) accepting the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. Amy Bolon, graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN) at Texas A&M University, recently received the college of engineering’s Ou…


Anas Abu-Odeh, an undergraduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, represented the university at the sixth Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium that was hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Arlington, Virginia. Abu-O…


Pictured in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square are (from left) Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, host of the annual business competition; Blake Teipel, co-founder and …


Dr. Raymundo Case has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor of practice. Case comes to the department from ConocoPhillips where he worked as a staff scientist specializing in assessment of risk of failure by corrosion. During his time …